Monday, December 5, 2011

Husky Christmas Trees

My friend Jessica and I have been doing some fun holiday crafts together.  She came up with the idea to use corn husks as trees- a brilliant plan since corn husks are available everywhere and are super inexpensive.  Jessica's are scalloped and pretty as you can see in the second photo.  All these Dr. Seuss books my 3 y.o. is having me read must really be getting to me, as I decided to make mine wild, bushy, and metallic.

Wispy, piney, huskey Christmas trees.
Jessica's sweet scalloped trees.  See directions at Hipster Teaparty.

What You'll Need:
Corn husks
Kids party cone hats
Hot glue gun
Spray paint

1.  Disassemble and reassemble party hats to the shape/height of your liking.  I cut two down and heightened and narrowed one other.  Hot glue in place.  Glue a band of husk to the bottom of your hat to hide the bottom then cut a bunch of husks into 1 inch strips then notch every 1/4 inch.  Create a band at the bottom, curling outward, then work your way up.  I used the end piece of the husk for the top, leaving the natural narrowing shape then twisting.

Initially, I imagined these white with white glitter, but since I'm on a gold spray paint kick these days they turned out gold.